December 05, 2013
Dear Friends: Some of you have prayed for me when this request was first made. It is still ongoing. Below are the results of the first meeting. I met with the board and there decision was to have the principal review the documentation and make a final recommendation. A lot happened yesterday that was underhanded and not up front. I was to meet with just the board, but the superintendent called to have the school attorney present. When he told our union president that the attorney was coming he explained to her that it was just because the handbook is new this year and no one in the school really knew how to follow the grievance steps as they were new. This seemed a little disconcerting since he and the board wrote the new teacher handbook. I was to meet with just the board but the principal and the superintend were both there, in light of the fact that the superintendent had chosen not to meet with us and referred it to the board. So the meeting started more stressful for me since both the administrators were there and the attorney. They and the board agreed to call this an impartial hearing which would have been the superintendent's role if he had chosen to do that first. So I went through the documentation I had with the principal there which was difficult because I stated facts of his changing the meaning of my statements and since I had our president at the meetings with me she could corroborate those facts. We also had evidence of him changing the formatting of the document I signed. He was very angry and made new accusations as he presented his side such as students told him I was trying to get the student involved in the incident expelled. He also tried to insinuate that this long six weeks delay was my fault and the president stopped him and said we have copies of emails that were sent out requesting meetings and meeting changes from the administration which was not due to me. Twice he talked down to our representative. This morning he emailed me and requested copies of all of the documentation we presented to the board. He stated that the board asked him to review the documentation and make a recommendation. So at this time I still do not know what the end of this event will be. Thank you so much for emailing me. I got home at 9:15 after the meeting and did not get a message out. Please continue to pray for me, I appreciate it so much. Regardless of the final decision working for the rest of the year with the principal will be very difficult. The decision is still up to him, and because he will be watching everything that I do in efforts to discredit me. In Christ Mello
December 04, 2013
Request for prayers for multiple hardships during this formerly joyous and favorite time of year. My wife moved out for 3/4 of 2013 and now, is hospitalized with declining health issues. Her relationship with God can be characterized as strained to non-existent. This separation has impacted our three adult kids who are trying to find their own direction and the family's future direction, as well. I am unemployed, attempting to sell our family home to raise the necessary monies needed and deal with on-going loneliness. I continue my faith walk with Christ but I'm growing very weary constantly seeking signs of God's presence and comfort. I ask for prayers of strength, persistence and comfort for my wife, (CB) and I, (SB).
December 03, 2013
My parents have always been very good to me and raised me right. We moved out here from California and my Dad wanted to start his own driving school. He's trying everything he can but funds are not coming in. He is in danger of losing his business, and his home. We have always been a family of faith, however in this point my Dad is losing his faith as is my Mom. They need prayer now more than ever. Pray that God shows them what he wants them to do, and prayer that funds come in, in some way so they don't lose everything. Please pray, thank you!
December 01, 2013
Lord I ask you grant me my request for my daughter who needs spiritual intervention for the difficult emotional stress she is experiencing with school and a broken heart from a relationship she has worked so hard at. She is such a blessing to those she touches however she just gets taken advantage of and carries this pain. Hold her extra close in this special time of need. And take our painful worries away as her parents watching her and trying to support her. Knowing thy will be done............... Is really a challenge too live by.
December 01, 2013
Please pray for my mother who is fighting stage 4 lung cancer. She has lost much of her appetite and will to eat, and has since lost much of her energy as well. She is struggling physically and emotionally. Please pray that she feels surrounded and embraced by the love of family and friends and especially the love of Jesus. She is having some scans done on Wednesday to check the cancer's progress. Please pray for good results. I do not want to sound selfish, but please pray for me as well. She is my best friend and I am trying to help her through this from several states away. I feel that I don't have many to turn to for support. My husband lost his father a year ago, and tends to withdraw from the situation if I get emotional. Above all, please pray for my mom!